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Oct 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
can't be taken by sacramento, it can't be used for other purposes. it has to go to schools. and then it gives films at the school level the ability to make decisions about how to use that money. so, not folks in sacramento, not administrators in districts but folks at the school level. and that's $10 billion a year that can be used to restore arts, music, p.e., extend the school year, all of the things that have been cut from our schools and school districts. >> but that's not really going to help with this year? >> no, actually, it would. some of the money will flow in this year. some of the money can be used to offset the cuts that would be projected in this year. and some of the money can be used to offset the cuts that would be projected in the higher education system. and the thing about that is, again, this is protected revenue. it's not throwing into prop 98. it's money that's outside of the money that's ordinarily set aside for the schools. so, right now, if we're 47, what this would do is bring us, which is sort of sad, to the average nationally, and it would do that for 12
Oct 20, 2012 1:30am PDT
belva davis, and welcome to this week in northern california. joining us is lisa krueger, science reporter. and regional political reporter. and cory cook, political scientist. cory, let's start with you. you teach this stuff, you study this stuff. tell us, what are we seeing that is so new this year? >> i think the sheer amount of money we're talking about is new. you had in september alone both mitt romney and president obama raised the most money individually than the two candidates spent in 2004 combined. on the presidential level, we're talking about 2 or 3 billion spent for a local election, magnitudes increase over previous years. >> give us the roots. >> a lot comes from outside groups. our new campaign finance system encourages groups to spend money despite the campaigns. american crossroads is an organization started by car carl rove which allows them to runny tv commercials they want, but they also have a group gps, a non-profit dedicated to social welfare, which means they don't even have to disclose where the money comes from. half a billion right now is just from org
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. the ability to get a sheriff to run our jail system here has been a long-running soap opera for us. ross mirkarimi got a vote from his friends, he's back reinstated, so now what happens, barbara? >> well, conventional wisdom was by the time we were sitting here this evening, the sheriff, ross mirkarimi, would be out of a job. in fact something else entirely happened. after a nine-hour hearing at the board of supervisors, the vote was 7-4 to reinstate him. it would have taken nine votes to remove him from sheriff. and just for people who might have been hiding in a cave for the past year, he was -- he found himself in this pred predicament of being accused of misconduct because of a domestic violence incident that occurred on new year's eve in which he got into a fight with his wife and he grabbed her arm and bruised her arm. his wife, eliana lopez, went to a neighbor, recorded a videotape tearfully describing this domestic violence incident. the woman who recorded the video later went to the police and from that point it just snowballed. he was charged with several counts related t
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
night. tell us what's happened since then. how are the candidates -- >> things have really evolved over the last 40 ho8 hours. it was widely perceived that the president did not have a good night. didn't really realize the date is also a show, not just a competition of ideas. but in the intervening 48 hours, been a lot of fact checking, some of the stuff that romney said, that's catching up to him and the job numbers have come out today. and those have been helpful to the president, a little pit, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8%, the lowest since he's been president, and that helps. because the republicans have been saying the last three years, unemployment rate has been high and not dropping below 8%. so, this is sort of a symbolic victory. not going to move voters, but a symbolic victory for the president. >> belva: how was it covering it in this new era of instant messages for a reporter who is trying to get to the real news? >> well, you have -- there's something after the debate called spin alley. that's where all the folks, the operatives from the campaign will try and spin y
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